Owner: Ed Barden and his son Paul Barden
Founded: 1922 by Frank Orin Barden
Products: Gadco Garage Doors, Powertools (Paslode, Porter Cable, Makita, Hitachi and Dewalt to name a few), Anderson Windows, Fiber- Classic Fiberglass Entry Doors, Nu-Wool Insulation, Certaineed Landmark 30 Shingles. Also available are house, garage and pole barns by the lot or the package.
Motto: “Everything to Build With”
About Us: Frank Orin Barden was born on February 3, 1876 in a log cabin on his parents farm in Crockery Township, Michigan. F.O. learned a good hard work ethic helping with the family farm, but then, took off at an early age to work as a lumberjack at lumber camps around Michigan. F. O. received business training at Davenport Institute in Grand Rapids. He worked for the Michigan Trust Company and was commissioned, in 1916, to reorganize the Boyne City Railroad and Boyne Lumber Company and in 1922 opened F.O. Barden & Son. In 1936 the youngest son Al came on board and worked with his father until 1951 when F.O. passed away. Al ran the company until he semi-retired in 1975. F.O. Barden & Sons have survived two fires, one in 1969 that destroyed only part of the building but the one in 1979 was a total loss. Now, in 2007 F.O.’s grandson Ed Barden and his son Paul are at the helm and still providing the same helpful, courteous service.
Over the years, EFE has continuously added to its many services, making it a one-stop shop for farmers, ranchers, foresters, gardeners, landowners, homeowners, drivers, pet and bird lovers – in other words, there is something for everyone. Those products and services include a full line of feeds, fertilizers, agronomy, crop seeds, tires, pet supplies, batteries and farm supplies.
Ellsworth Energy Services, LLC offers complete LP gas and refined fuel distribution with deliveries to homes, farms, commercial sites and a driver on-call for weekend and night-time emergencies as well as operating the on-site gas station in downtown Ellsworth featuring no-lead and ethanol free gasoline, on-road premium diesel fuel, off-road premium diesel and kerosene, and propane cylinder fills.
76 years in business. 31 convenient locations. Over 70,000 items in stock. We are your one-stop home improvement store.
All stores are open 7 days a week- Monday-Saturday 8AM to 6PM, Sunday 10AM-4PM
Whether you are a professional contractor, builder or do-it-yourselfer who is building a house or doing simple home repair, we have what you are looking for.
Our comprehensive garden, paint, plumbing, electrical and building departments are sure to have the tools you need; all at competitive and affordable prices.